May 23, 2016

Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2015-16

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2016; I will move the list to the front at various intervals as new additions come in.   Recent additions are in bold. Last year's list is here.   

 

*Edward Afield (tax) from Ava Maria School of Law to Georgia State University.

 

*Lisa Alexander (corporate, contracts, housing & urban development law) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Texas A&M University.

 

*James Anaya (international human rights) from the University of Arizona to the University of Colorado, Boulder (to become Dean).

 

*Craig Boise (tax, international tax, corporate tax) from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University to Syracuse University (to become Dean).

 

*Zack Buck (health law) from Mercer University to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (untenured lateral).

 

*Michael Cahill (criminal law) from Brooklyn Law School to Rutgers University (as Co-Dean).

 

*Dale Carpenter (constitutional law) from the University of Minnesota to Southern Methodist University.

 

*James Coleman (energy law) from the University of Calgary to Southern Methodist University (untenured lateral).

 

*Nicolas Cornell (contracts, law & philosophy) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to the University of Michigan (law) (untenured lateral) (starting in fal 2017).

 

*Eric Dannenmaier (environmental law) from Indiana University, Indianapolis to Northern Illinois University (to become Dean). 

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May 23, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

Ten Most-Cited Evidence Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

 Once again, drawing on the data from the 2015 Sisk study: 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Ronald J. Allen

Northwestern University

420

68

2

David Faigman

University of California, Hastings

370

59

3

Richard Friedman

University of Michigan

300

65

 

D. Michael Risinger

Seton Hall University

300

71

5

Paul Gianelli

Case Western Reserve University

250

71

 

Robert Mosteller

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

250

68

 

Christopher Mueller

University of Colorado, Boulder

250

73

8

George Fisher

Stanford University

240

55

9

Laird Kirkpatrick

George Washington University

230

73

 

Jennifer Mnookin

University of California, Los Angeles

230

49

   

Runner-up for the top ten

   
 

David Kaye

Pennsylvania State University

220

69

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1720

70

 

Brian Leiter

University of Chicago

  450

53

 

David Bernstein

George Mason University

  440

49

 

Michael Saks

Arizona State University

  380

69

 

Alex Stein

Brooklyn Law School

  270

59


May 23, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

May 22, 2016

Twenty Most-Cited Constitutional & Public Law Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study.  I have included here some scholars whose work straddles constitutional and administrative law (e.g., Sunstein, Vermeule), but I will do a separate listing that will include administrative law scholars with little or no general constitutional law work in their profile.  As with all these listings, only non-emeritus faculty at U.S. law schools are included. 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

5480

62

2

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Irvine

2940

63

3

William Eskridge, Jr.

Yale University

2180

65

4

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

1880

71

5

Akhil Amar

Yale University

1790

58

6

Laurence Tribe

Harvard University

1680

75

7

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University

1730

73

8

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1710

59

9

Richard Fallon

Harvard University

1510

64

10

Robert Post

Yale University

1390

69

11

Adrian Vermeule

Harvard University

1360

48

12

Eugene Volokh

University of California, Los Angeles

1210*

48

13

Sanford Levinson

University of Texas, Austin

1190

75

14

Michael McConnell

Stanford University

1180

61

15

Michael Dorf

Cornell University

1140

52

16

Martin Redish

Northwestern University

1110

71

17

Barry Friedman

New York University

1040

58

18

Richard Pildes

New York University

  940

58

19

Steven Calabresi

Northwestern University

  910

58

20

David Cole

Georgetown University

  900

58

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in constitutional and public law

   
 

Richard Epstein

New York University, University of Chicago

2680

73

 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1720

70

 

Daniel Farber

University of California, Berkeley

1660

66

 

Reva Siegel

Yale University

1340

61

 

John Yoo

University of California, Berkeley

1250

49

*Adjusted downwards by 5% (to arrive at 1210) to reflect cites to blog posts unrelated to his scholarship (many blog posts were in fact related, those were not excluded).


May 22, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

May 20, 2016

Ten Most-Cited Law & Philosophy Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

Once again, drawing on the data from the 2015 Sisk study:

LAW & PHILOSOPHY

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Jeremy Waldron

New York University

1330

63

2

Martha Nussbaum

University of Chicago

1120

69

3

Joseph Raz

Columbia University (part-time)

  850

77

4

Michael Moore

University of Illinois

  490

73

5

Brian Leiter

University of Chicago

  450*

53

6

R.A. Duff

University of Minnesota (part-time)

  430

71 (est.)

7

John Finnis

University of Notre Dame

  420

76

8

Seana Shiffrin

University of California, Los Angeles

  320

47

9

Scott Shapiro

Yale University

  310

50

10

Brian Bix

University of Minnesota

  260

54

 

 

Other highly-cited scholars who work

partly in this area

   
 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1650

70

 

David Luban

Georgetown University

  930

67

 

Lawrence Solum

Georgetown University

  900

62

 

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego

  780

73

 

Kent Greenawalt

Columbia University

  660

80

* Raw count was adjusted downward by 15% (to arrive at 450) to reflect the percentage of citations to my blogs unrelated to my scholarly work.

 


May 20, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

May 19, 2016

Ten Most-Cited Legal History Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

Once again, drawing on the data from the 2015 Sisk study:

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Lawrence Friedman

Stanford University

1160

86

2

Michael Klarman

Harvard University

  810

57

3

G. Edward White

University of Virginia

  560

75

4

James Whitman

Yale University

  480

59

5

Stuart Banner

University of California, Los Angeles

  390

53

 

William Nelson

New York University

  390

76

7

Phillip Hamburger

Columbia University

  370

59

8

Christopher Tomlins

University of California, Berkeley

  310

63

 

John Witt

Yale University

  310

44

10

Mary Dudziak

Emory University

  270

59
 

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

     
 

Reva Siegel

Yale University

1340

61

 

Herbert Hovenkamp

University of Iowa

1070

68

 

Robert W. Gordon

Stanford University

  520

75

 

David Bernstein

George Mason University

  440

49


May 19, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

May 18, 2016

Twenty Most-Cited Criminal Law & Procedure Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

Once again, drawing on the data from the 2015 Sisk study: 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Orin Kerr

George Washington University

1200

45

2

Paul Robinson

University of Pennsylvania

  790

68

3

Rachel Barkow

New York University

  780

45

4

Christopher Slobogin

Vanderbilt University

  750

65

5

Stephanos Bibas

University of Pennsylvania

  730

47

6

Brandon Garrett

University of Virginia

  640

41

7

Joshua Dressler

Ohio State University

  610

69

8

Michael Tonry

University of Minnesota

  590

71

9

Carol Steiker

Harvard University

  580

58

10

George Fletcher

Columbia University

  560

77

11

Stephen Schulhofer

New York University

  550

74

12

Nancy King

Vanderbilt University

  510

58

13

Samuel Gross

University of Michigan

  500

70

 

Ronald Wright

Wake Forest University

  500

57

15

Franklin Zimring

University of California, Berkeley

  480

74

16

David Sklansky

Stanford University

  470

57

17

Richard McAdams

University of Chicago

  460

56

18

Susan Bandes

DePaul University

  440

65

 

Jeffrey Fagan

Columbia University

  440

70

 

Marc Miller

University of Arizona

  440

57

 

Other highly-cited cholars who work partly in this area

 

   
 

Dan Kahan

Yale University

1110

53

 

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego

  780

73

 

Kent Greenawalt

Columbia University

  660

80

 

Gabriel (Jack) Chin

University of California, Davis

  630

52

 

Michael S. Moore

University of Illinois

  490

73


May 18, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Ten Most-Cited Law Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014

This is based on the data collected and published in 2015 by Professor Sisk and colleagues.  I'll be posting additional data about most cited faculty in various areas of scholarship.  But to start, here's the ten most-cited faculty in the academic literature for the years 2010 through 2014 inclusive:

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Area(s)

Age in 2016

1

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

5480

Constitutional, Administrative, Environmental, Behavioral Law & Economics

62

2

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Irvine

2940

Constitutional, Civil Procedure

63

3

Richard Epstein

New York University, University of Chicago

2680

Constitutional, Torts, Law & Economics

73

4

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2470

Law & Economics, International, Commercial Law, Contracts

51

5

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

2400

Intellectual Property

50

6

William Eskridge, Jr.

Yale University

2180

Constitutional, Legislation

65

7

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

1880

Constitutional, Legal History

71

8

Akhil Amar

Yale University

1790

Constitutional

58

9

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University

1730

Constitutional

73 

10

Lawrence Lessig

Harvard University

1720

Constitutional, Intellectul Property, Cyberlaw

55

 

 

 


May 18, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

May 11, 2016

Sarah Lawsky's entry-level hiring report for 2015-16--plus the percentage of successful job seekers from each school

Professor Lawsky (currently UC Irvine, moving this fall to Northwestern) has produced her annual, informative report on rookie hiring this year.  As she notes, it reflects only those who accepted tenure-track jobs, not tenure-track offers.  (This matters for Chicago this year, since two alumni turned down tenure-track offers for personal reasons; as I noted earlier, 75% of our JD and LLM candidates on the market received tenure-track offers.)

Here are the statistics based on the percentage of JD, LLM and SJD (or Law PhD) seekers from each school who accepted a tenure-track position this year (I excluded clinical and LRW jobs, since that market operates differently from the market for "doctrinal" faculty--there were 80 of the latter, as I had estimated--a 20% uptick from recent years, but still about half of the pre-recession numbers); only schools that placed at least two candidates and which had at least nine job seekers* are listed:

1.  University of Chicago (58%: 7 of 12)

2.  Yale University (50%:  21 of 42)

3.  Stanford University (42%:  8 of 19)

4.  Columbia University (29%:  6 of 21)

5.  Harvard University (27%:  12 of 45)

6.  New York University (24%:  7 of 29)

7.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (22%:  2 of 9)

8.  University of California, Berkeley (19%:  3 of 16)

9.  University of Virginia (17%:  2 of 12)

UCLA had just five job seekers, but two (40%) got tenure-track jobs.

*I used 9 rather than 10 is the cut-off, since Michigan was just under ten, but still had enough candidates to make the figure somewhat meaningful.


May 11, 2016 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News, Of Academic Interest, Rankings, Student Advice | Permalink

April 27, 2016

Penn, the new legal history powerhouse on the block

In recent years, Penn has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the academic market for legal historians.  Two recent Penn JD/PhDs in History, Karen Tani and Greg Ablavsky, have secured tenure-track jobs in the law schools at, respectively, Berkeley and Stanford.  Another Penn PhD in History (with a Harvard JD), Anne Fleming, is now on tenure-track at Georgetown Law.  This year, one of Penn's Sharswood Fellows, a legal historian trained elsewhere, secured a tenure-track job at Vanderbilt Law.

I asked Sarah Barringer Gordon, the distinguished senior legal historian at the University of Pennsylvania, how Penn has been so successful?  She wrote:

Our program is designed to be small and highly selective, and we invest substantial time in each student, and ensure that we support our students financially as well as intellectually.  We take only those candidates that we are confident we can train in the substantive fields of their interest and in a demanding program that is grounded equally in history and law. We also work hard to help our students enter the field as fully minted scholars, who have presented their work in multiple venues, taught, and published. We have an in-house workshop where both faculty and students who work in legal history present their work at early stages, an annual speaker series that brings in outside scholars, and we are active in the American Society for Legal History, as well as a consortium of schools that hosts an annual conference for early career legal historians. One of us also co-edits Studies in Legal History, the oldest and largest book series dedicated to legal history.  Of course, Penn has benefited from the overall success of the field of legal history, and we consider ourselves part of a broader community of scholars that is remarkably collegial.  Our legal historians on the faculty include Wendell Pritchett, Serena Mayeri, Sophia Lee, Bill Ewald, and yours truly.  We are proud to be among the strong programs in legal history, but are also committed to remaining small, as legal historians are built one at a time.

UPDATE:  Another impressive Penn-connected success story is the legal historian Christopher Beauchamp, a Cambridge-trained historian now on tenure-track at Brooklyn Law School (he does not have a law degree).  He was also a Sharswood Fellow at Penn's Law School, as well as a Fellow in Legal History at NYU's Law School, before securing his tenure-track post at Brooklyn.


April 27, 2016 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

April 26, 2016

Five Law Professors Named 2016 Carnegie Fellows

They are:  Gabriella Blum (Harvard), Curtis Bradley (Duke), Margaret Burnham (Northeastern), Charles Geyh (Indiana), and Nathaniel Persily (Stanford).


April 26, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink